Cornell Law Scoops

Scoops Issue

February 25, 2019

This Week’s Events

Week of February 25, 2019

All events will be held in Myron Taylor Hall unless otherwise noted. 

Monday, February 25

12:15 - 1:15, Room 182
Office of the Dean will host a talk with Meredith Williams-Range 
Meredith L. Williams-Range is Shearman & Sterling's Chief Knowledge & Value Officer. She oversees global strategy in conflicts, governance, new business intake, records, legal project management, knowledge management, research services and more. Ms. Williams-Range is widely recognized as a leading authority in innovation and the practice of law changes for the legal field, and is a frequent presenter and author

Tuesday, February 26

12:15 - 1:15 PM, Room 186
IPTA Talk with Wendy Larson
The Intellectual Property and Technology Association and the Office of the Dean Present: Wendy C. Larson's talk on Superheroes, Social Media and Sorbet: Tales from a Trademark Attorney

3:45 - 4:45 PM, Room 185
First - Year Students: Introduction to Clerkships
What’s a post-grad clerkship? Why should you do one? How do you land one? Join Dean Peck to learn more! Snacks provided. 

Wednesday, February 27

8:00 - 10:00, The Commons 
The Weekly Perk- Coffee and conversation every Wednesday from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. in The Commons. Stop by for a cup! Breakfast food also provided. What do you call a seagull that flies over a bay? Email Jannica (jmm558) for the answer and she'll tell you the breakfast food for this week. 

2:30 – 4:30 PM, 126B Hughes Hall
Let's Talk is a program that provides easy access to informal confidential consultations with counselors from Cornell Health Services. Counselors hold walk-in hours at sites around campus 

6:00 - 7:00 PM, Room 184
PILU Pro Bono Panel 

Thursday, February 28

12:30 - 1:30, Room G90
LDB Speaker Series: Col. Eli Bar-on will be speaking on the Israel Defense Forces' implementation of the law of armed conflict. Lunch will be served. 

7:00 - 9:00 PM, Saperston Student Lounge
LLM's Cultural Night 

Friday, March 1 

12:00 - 1:00, Room 184
Work Authorization Options for Summer and Post-Graduation Employment for International Students - Elizabeth Shedd from the Office of Global Learning will present information about work authorization and visa requirements for international students who intend to stay in the U.S. for employment during the summer or after graduation. Open to all international students, No RSVP necessary. 

Beyond This Week

Saturday, March 2 

9:00, LakeWatch Inn
Barristers' Ball 

Monday, March 4

5:00 - 6:00 PM, Room 182
Business Law Society: "Challenges for American & European Banks to Do Business in Europe & the US"

5:30 - 7:00, Room 184
NLG Panel: Mass Incarceration and the War on Drugs 

Tuesday, March 5

8:00 AM, The Foyer
National Lawyers Guild: Tabling for Week Against Mass Incarceration 

12:15 - 1:15 , Room G85
Renting in NYC- Presented by Cooper & Cooper Real Estate 

5:00 - 7:00 PM, Room G85
LDB Speaker Series 

7:30 - 9:00 PM, Room 182
NLG Week Against Mass Incarceration Movie Screening 

Wednesday, March 6

11:15 - 1:30PM, Room G81
NALSA Elections 

Thursday, March 7

8:30 - 9:00, The Foyer
Behind Bars Book Drive: Week Against Mass Incarceration and the War on Drugs

5:00 - 6:30 PM, Room G85
ACS Elections 

6:00 - 8:00 PM, Room 184
NLG Week Against Mass Incarceration: Screening of Phoenix Players Club 

Friday, March 8

8:00 - 2:00 PM, Saperston Student Lounge
WLC & WOCC Celebrate International Women's Day 

11:30 AM - 6:30 PM, Room 186
NALSA-Tribal Summit 

1:30 - 3:00 PM, Room 184
Writing Competition Introduction 

General LL.M. & J.S.D. Students - - Save the Date

A cocktail reception celebrating General LL.M. and J.S.D. commencement will be held on Friday, May 10, 2019 from 4:30 – 6:30 PM at the Carrier Ballroom at Statler Hall. An official invitation with a link to R.S.V.P. will be sent later this semester.


Official Announcements

Dean Peñalver’s Office Hours for Students

Dean Peñalver will be holding office hours for students on Monday afternoons, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Students wishing to see the Dean to talk about the greatness of Edgar Martinez or any other topic, may sign up in advance with Becca Johnson by e-mail (rlj76@cornell.edu), in room 263, or by phone (607-255-3527).

Spring 2019 Final Examinations

The online Deferral Request link will be available in March on the Registrar's website.  Students who have exam conflicts are reminded to notify the Law School Registrar's Office, in writing, of the conflict and should note which exam they wish rescheduled once the Deferral Request link becomes available.

Summer School Study

Students may petition the faculty for permission to take courses in law summer school programs of ABA-approved law schools and, upon their successful completion, to receive credit toward the Cornell J.D. degree. Such petitions are considered on an individual basis, and in no case is credit in excess of six hours granted for all such summer school law study. For timely consideration of the petition, interested students should submit their petitions to the Law School Registrar's Office (addressed to Dean Miner) prior to April 1. Petition forms are available online.(https://support.law.cornell.edu/students/forms/Summer_Winter_Credit_Petition.pdf)

Registration with Bar Authorities

Deadlines for bar examination applications may be approaching. The rules of certain states (not New York) require either notifying the bar admission authorities of intent to begin the study of law or registering with the authorities when law studies begin. Students should obtain instructions from the proper source (usually the state board of bar examiners or the clerk of the court of highest jurisdiction) in the state in which they intend to practice. Failure to comply with the instructions may substantially delay admission to the bar. You can find more information on the National Conference of Bar Examiners website: http://www.ncbex.org/.

Bar Applications Requiring Fingerprinting

NY does not require fingerprinting. Not all State bar applications require fingerprinting. Fingerprinting is available on campus at the Public Safety Office, G-2 Barton Hall, 24 hours a day. You will need to take the fingerprint card with you, and two forms of picture ID.


Campus/Community Resources

Let's Talk

Let's Talk is a program that provides easy access to informal confidential consultations with counselors from Cornell Health Services. Counselors hold walk-in hours at sites around campus Monday through Friday. Speaking with a counselor can help provide insight, solutions, and information about other resources.

When: Wednesdays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. 
Where: Hughes Hall, Room 126B
No appointment necessary. Just drop in.

Link for additional hours and locations: https://health.cornell.edu/services/counseling-psychiatry/lets-talk

Academic Support

Office Hours Week of February 25 (126F Dean of Students Suite):

Monday:                      NO OFFICE HOURS--WORKSHOP

Tuesday:                      3:30—4:30 p.m.

Wednesday:              11:30—12:30 p.m.

Thursday:                    3:30—4:30 p.m.

Friday:                          NO OFFICE HOURS

Or by appointment:  (607) 255-0146; cbw75@cornell.edu

APA Office hours:  This Week’s Focus:  Balancing the rest of the semester

Emily:  Monday        1:30—3:30  Room L30 Hughes Hall
Tayler:  Tuesday       11:15—1:15  Room L30 Hughes Hall
Julia:  Wednesday   11:10—1:10 Room L30 Hughes Hall

“I don’t need time, I need a deadline.”  --Duke Ellington.  I have a love/hate relationship with pesky deadlines.  Deadlines can make me feel incredibly stressed at times—desperate to accomplish a task before the clock runs out.  But, also incredibly, I seem to produce my best work on tasks that require a deadline.  Why?  I know that I have limited time, so I prioritize tasks and set goals to accomplish intermediate tasks along the way.  Ultimately, knowing when something is due allows me to take control of both the project and the process.  But what about tasks that don’t have deadlines?  Like, for example, outlining, studying, and reviewing for exams?  You really have to set your own deadlines, and now is the perfect time to start.  Look at the calendar for the rest of the semester (I have some in my office if you need one).  Plan what you want to accomplish between now and the next 8 weeks of class.  Now is the time to start incorporating heavy review and outlining in to your schedule.  When do you want to have your outlines completed?  Set a schedule for intermediate tasks to get you to your goal.  How many old practice tests do you want to take before exams?  Write down a false “deadline” for when you will take each test. What do you want to accomplish each day during spring break?  Plan it out.  Giving normal tasks a deadline will help you manage the time you have left in this semester.  If you need help setting deadlines and goals for yourself, please come talk to me.  I’m happy to help. 

REMINDER:  Second Semester Focus:  APA Lunch Panel Discussion.  Monday February 25 12:15—1:15 Rm 285

Caring Community 

Whatever support you need to pursue a healthy lifestyle, there are variety of resources easily accessible on campus. Living well to learn well is an essential foundation of your active participation in the caring community around you. Visit the website https://caringcommunity.cornell.edu/ for more resources and to learn about Cornell's Caring Community. 

How to Report Concerning Behavior

Cornell University will not tolerate sexual abuse, rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, sexual coercion, or other forms of sexual violence by or against students, staff, faculty, alumni, or visitors. University Policy 6.4 (link to policy here: https://www.dfa.cornell.edu/policy/policies/prohibited-bias-discrimination-harassment-sexual-misconduct) prohibits all members of the university community from engaging in prohibited discrimination, protected-status harassment, sexual harassment, and sexual assault/violence.

Policy 6.4 provides definitions and explains the procedures employed for investigating and adjudicating allegations of sexual misconduct.

You may use the anonymous online reporting form ( link to reporting form here: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?CornellUniv&layout_id=6_)  to report any concerning behavior. Even though reporter's name is requested, it is not a required field.

Issues related to the Campus Code of Conduct (link to code here: https://www.dfa.cornell.edu/policy/policies/campus-code-conduct): Alleged violations should be reported to the Judicial Administrator at 255-4680 or email: judadmin@cornell.edu.

RAVE Guardian - From Cornell Police

With safety as a priority, Cornell University is making available a free mobile app for faculty, students and staff on the Ithaca campus. RAVE Guardian (https://www.raveguardian.com) turns your smartphone into a personal safety device.

By downloading the app on your mobile phone, you can invite friends and family to join your network as your "Guardians." You can then request one or more of your Guardians to virtually walk with you on or off campus. It's like having an emergency blue light system and a trusted friend with you at all times.

The app also has a safety feature that directly connects you to campus police (or 9-1-1 if off-campus) in an emergency situation, as well as the ability to submit an anonymous tip to campus police should you see something suspicious.The Guardian app augments emergency communications and safety. All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to enhance their personal safety and the safety of their friends by downloading the free app at the Apple App Store or the Android app on Google Play

Office of the University Ombudsman

The Office of the University Ombudsman is a safe place where any member of the Cornell Community can discuss academic or non-academic concerns. The office is confidential and conversations are off-the-record. No issue is considered too small or too large.

To schedule an appointment: Call: 607-255-4321 or Email: ombudsman@cornell.edu

Learn more about the Office of the University Ombudsman. You can visit their website using this link: https://www.ombudsman.cornell.edu/

Health and Community 

Cornell strives to create a caring community supportive of its members' intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual health. For comprehensive information about the wealth of opportunities and services available to Cornellians, visit the following link: https://newstudents.cornell.edu/spring-2019/graduate-professional/health-community

Spotlight on Cornell Resources - Student Disability Services

Did you know that support is available for conditions such as hearing, learning, medical conditions, vision, mobility, mental health, ADHD?  Student Disability Services (SDS) is the designated office at Cornell that obtains and files disability-related documents, certifies eligibility for services, determines reasonable accommodations, and develops plans for the provision of accommodations for students. SDS facilitates services and accommodations so that Cornell students with disabilities enjoy the same exceptional opportunities as their peers with the greatest degree of independence possible.

Contact a SDS Counselor to discuss your situation:

Phone: 607-254-4545

E-mail: sds_cu@cornell.edu

Location: Cornell Health, Level 5, 110 Ho Plaza

Office hours are 8:15 - 4:45 pm Monday-Friday

Learn more about Student Disability Services and visit their website: https://sds.cornell.edu/

Flu season is here!  

If you missed Cornell’s fall flu vaccine clinics, you can still get your flu shot at Cornell Health (it’s free!) - https://health.cornell.edu/services/medical-care/annual-flu-vaccination. Visit Cornell Health’s website (https://health.cornell.edu/about/news/flu-information-resources) for additional flu prevention tips, and advice about what to do if you get sick. You can also call Cornell Health for consultation at 607-255-5155 (24/7 for urgent concerns).

Take a stand against sexual assault  

Our community stands together against sexual harassment, assault, dating/domestic violence, and other forms of violence. Confidential support is available on campus and in the community. Find resources for care and reporting information at share.cornell.edu.

 


Legal Careers

All Students:

  • Women in Private Equity Panel with Kirkland & Ellis: Presented by the Women’s Law Coalition: Wednesday, February 27th, 5:00pm – Terrace Lounge in the Statler Hotel

1L Students - Career Services Recruiting Season Programs: 

  • 2019 Recruiting Season Launch: Thursday, April 18th, 4:30pm, 184. This program will be recorded.

Spring Law Firm Programs: During the course of this spring semester, a number of law firms will host events to introduce you to their people, practice areas, and summer programs. Most events consist of a presentation and reception; you are welcome to attend one or both. You will receive more information about each via email:

Kirkland & Ellis Reception: Wednesday, February 27th, 6:30pm – Terrace Restaurant at the Statler Hotel

RSVP to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Cornell1L2019

Gibson Dunn: Tuesday, March 5th , 4:30pm – 184

Reception to follow in the Commons, 5:30pm

RSVP to Hanna Lee at HLee@gibsondunn.com

Latham & Watkins: Thursday, March 7th, 5:00pm - Commons

Cahill Gordon: Tuesday, March 12th, 4:30pm – 182 MTH

Reception to follow in the Common, 5:30pm

RSVP to Noelle Fletcher nfletcher@cahill.com

Weil Gotshal Reception: Tuesday, March 19th , 6:30pm  – Johnson Museum of Art

Paul Weiss Reception: Thursday, March 21st, 6:00pm – Johnson Museum of Art

RSVP to Allison Kobrick akobrick@paulweiss.com

Davis Polk: Monday, April 8th

Morgan Lewis: Wednesday, April 10th

Sullivan & Cromwell: Tuesday, April 16th, 4:30pm – 186 MTH

Reception to follow in the Commons, 5:30pm

Fried Frank: TBA

2L & 3L Students:

Renting in New York City - Presented by Cooper & Cooper Real Estate: March 5th, G90, 12:15. Will you be living in New York City during your 2L summer or upon graduation? Want to find a safe and clean apartment within your budget? Confused about all the different living options? Join Jeremy and Jordan Cooper for a detailed presentation about how to effectively search for a place to live in New York City.

Pizza lunch provided

RSVP at www.coopercooper.com/Cornell

Externship Meetings Coming Up:

Any student interested in participating in an externship or in the Pro Bono Scholars program must attend an informational meeting.  The times and places of the meetings are as follows:

Monday, 3/4 – noon  G80

Friday, 3/22 – 11:00 a.m.  G81

Thursday, 4/18 – 2:00 p.m.  G28R

All applications for externships must be completed and approved in the semester preceding the externship.  There will be a meeting of all approved externs for the Fall 2019 semester in Room 387 on Friday, April 26 at noon.  Contact Prof. Mooney for further information (ajm31@cornell.edu).

 


Positions Available

Professor Cornell would like to hire a student to assist with labor law research in March and April and another student for help in the summer. The time commitment is flexible, but would not likely exceed 10 hours per week.  There may also be some research related to the Labor Law Clinic and other research in the area of domestic and international labor law.  Interested students should email Professor Cornell at abc49@cornell.edu.

Immigration attorney in Ithaca seeks native Chinese speaker for client translations. E-mail Carolyn Lee (carolyn@carolynleepllc.com)

J.D. Students - - Hiring Teaching Assistants – Introduction to the American Legal System
The Graduate Legal Studies office seeks several J.D. students to serve as Teaching Assistants for the introductory LL.M. course being offered in the two weeks before school starts (commencing August 12th).   The course, Introduction to the American Legal System, will run from August 12th to August 26th, and your presence will be required some hours each day (both in and outside of class) during that time frame.  It will be a fun and rewarding way to get to know the incoming LL.M. students and work with Professor Kong.  TA's will conduct small section sessions, comment on papers, and meet with students.  If interested, please send an email, explaining your interest, with a copy of your résumé attached to gls@cornell.edu.

The Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide (http://www.deathpenaltyworldwide.org/) seeks a Research Associate for the 2019­–2020 academic year. This paid, full-time position (40 hours/week) is an opportunity to become part of the core staff of one of the country’s leading centers on the death penalty and international law. Applicants must have a Juris Doctor, LL.M., or graduate degree in a related field and send the following materials to deathpenaltyworldwide@cornell.edu with the subject line “DPW Research Associate”: (1) a cover letter explaining their interest in the Center and its work, any relevant experience, and what they hope to gain from the position; (2) CV or resume; and (3) a writing sample demonstrating ability to write clearly and concisely. References may be requested from short-listed candidates. Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.

Cornell Law School’s Women and Justice Collection at the Legal Information Institute is the first vetted and searchable online database of gender justice jurisprudence, legislation, reports, and legal tools. The Collection is seeking full-time summer research fellows to work on expanding the Collection and its partnership with the African Legal Information Institute at the University of Cape Town by editing caselaw and legislation summaries, performing legal research and writing for African judges, and offering other assistance in gender research justice as needed. The fellowships willbegin around May 20 and end around August 2, 2019. To inquire further and for details on how to apply, please contact the Collection's Advocacy and Research Director, Jocelyn Hackett (jjh283@cornell.edu), by March 8, 2019.  

The Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide (http://www.deathpenaltyworldwide.org/) seeks law student interns for full-time positions in summer 2019. The ideal candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to human rights, death penalty, or criminal justice issues and strong writing skills. The internship is full-time and typically requires a 10-week commitment. While the internship is unpaid, the Center is willing to work with interns to secure funding. Applicants should send a cover letter explaining their interest in the Center and its work, any relevant experience, and what they hope to gain from the internship along with a CV or resume to deathpenaltyworldwide@cornell.edu with the subject line “DPW Summer 2019 Legal Internship”. References and writing samples may be requested from short-listed candidates. For more information about responsibilities and required qualifications please contact: Randi Kepecs rk16@cornell.edu 
The application deadline is rolling, and applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. 

The First Amendment Clinic at Cornell Law School invites applications for its 2019 Summer Fellowships. The First Amendment Clinic provides law students interested in the fields of freedom of the press, freedom of information, freedom of speech, freedom of association, and where applicable, freedom of religion, with the opportunity to enrich their understanding of these vital rights by working on cutting-edge litigation, advocacy, and policy work. A key component of the Clinic’s efforts will be to support journalists and media outlets in their vital work.

Summer fellows may undertake work involving the following: 1) Conducting intakes and vetting potential cases that could have significant impact on existing law; 2) Interviewing clients and supporting fact and expert witnesses; 3) Conducting in-depth offensive and defensive legal research; 4) Drafting and editing party and amicus briefs; 5) Appearing in court; 6) Drafting press releases and blog and other social media posts; 7) Conducting legislative and policy analysis; and 8) Working collaboratively in a team-based environment. Fellows will work under the direct supervision of clinical faculty members and supervising attorneys, and will have significant responsibility for each case or project on which they work. 

The Fellowship will run from May 22 to August 21, 2019, with some flexibility as to start and end dates. Part-time work or full-time work for a portion of the Fellowship period may also be possible. These are paid positions, with a salary of $7500.04 for 12 weeks of full-time work ($15.63/hour). If the fellows are Cornell Law students, the fellows will be expected to use their public interest fellowship funds to cover a portion of the costs of their summers. 

Students who are eligible for summer funding from their own sources and who need an early decision on their applications to qualify for outside support are encouraged to advise the Clinic of their situations and to request expedited review of their candidacies. 

Interested students should email a cover letter, a resume, a writing sample stating the degree of review and editing it was given, transcript, and contact information for two references to firstamclinicfellows@cornell.edu. (Transcripts, if not immediately available, can be sent after the initial application, but before the submission deadline.) The final deadline to submit application materials is March 15, 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

The Farmworker Legal Assistance Clinic seeks law student summer interns to support ongoing case work for the summer of 2019. The Clinic’s docket is comprised of immigration and employment cases on behalf of farmworkers in upstate New York and beyond. We anticipate that students will have the opportunity to engage in client interviewing, legal research, case theory development, and other work related to our ongoing cases during the summer. Students will also be able to participate in any outreach to farmworker communities and other events with community partners as such opportunities arise, as well as any court hearings that may be scheduled over the summer. Because of the Clinic’s client base, Spanish proficiency is an added benefit, but is not required, as interpreters will be available. Interested students should submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to Clinical Teaching Fellow Briana Beltran at briana.beltran@cornell.edu


General Announcements

Cornell-Paris I Summer Institute – Apply Today!

The Cornell-Paris I Summer Institute (https://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/international/study_abroad/paris_summer/about.cfm) is a four-week academic program in international and comparative law that is co-sponsored by Cornell Law School and the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. From July 2-27, 2019, students may take up to six credits in Paris, France. Up to ten 50% off tuition, need-based, scholarships are available for select students. Contact paris.law@cornell.edu to learn more.

Graduate Student & “Better Half” Happy Hour

First Thursday of the month: March 7, April 11, May 2 - 6:30-7:30, The Big Red Barn

  • Get to know other non-single students and their partners
  • All graduate students and all significant others are welcome
  • Feel free to come as a couple or fly solo
  • Light snacks and soda provided
  • $1/beer (don’t forget your Cornell ID/driver’s license

Food Pantry & Drive 

Bread N Butter, a food pantry founded and run by a graduate student, currently operates out of the space previously utilized by Anabel’s Grocery and is open Wednesdays 4 – 6 p.m. and Fridays 9 – 11 a.m. HSA@Cornell is inviting all members of the Cornell community to contribute to a food drive for the food pantry that is open to any member of the Cornell community (undergrads, grad students, postdocs, staff, and faculty) navigating food security challenges. There are collection boxes in OADI (200 CCC), the Graduate School (384 Caldwell), Cornell Health, Big Red Barn, and several other locations throughout campus. 

Anthony & Anne Rosinia Scholarship Fund

NIABA is proud to offer – from the Anthony & Anne Rosinia Scholarship Fund and  in conjunction with the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) – a $5,000 scholarship to a law student of Italian descent. Further information about the scholarship is available online (https://www.niaba.org/resources/Documents/NLGC%202019%20NIABA_SIF%20Flyer.pdf) and students may apply directly here.(https://sonsofitalyfoundation.submittable.com/submit/129899/national-italian-american-bar-association-niaba-sons-of-italy-foundation-scho.) 
Application Deadline: February 28, 2019

Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Diversity Fellowship

The Fellowship will be awarded to a current first year (1L) diversity law student who is enrolled in a law school in the State of New York to work in a litigation position in the public sector in the State of New York during the summer of 2019. The application and guidelines also may be accessed at https://www.tnybf.org/uploadedFiles/Foundation/PDFs/2019%20Commercial%20Federal%20Fellowship%20Application.pdf

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

Queens County Bar Association

The Queens County Bar Association will be awarding a scholarship to a deserving law student in the spring. The scholarship will be based upon financial need, a commitment to community service and academic achievement as demonstrated by a personal statement and recommendation letters. You must be a resident of Queens County to apply. For an application, please visit the Dean of Students Office, 126 Hughes Hall. 
Application Deadline: March 15, 2019

Defense Association of New York

The Defense Association of New York will award two $2,000.00 scholarships to law students who, through education and future practice, are looking to improve the services of the legal profession, elevate the standard of trial practice, support and work for the improvement of the adversarial system of jurisprudence in our courts, and facilitate and expedite the trial of disputed claims. For an application, please visit the Dean of Students Office, 126 Hughes Hall.
Application Deadline: April 6, 2019

ELI Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 ELI Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition. For more about the competition and past winners, please visit https://www.eli.org/constitution-courts-and-legislation/diamond-constitutional-environmental-law-writing-competition
Application Deadline: April 8, 2019

Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

Notre Dame Law School sponsors an annual writing competition on the topic of legal ethics. All students with an interest in legal ethics are invited and encouraged to participate. Information on how to enter can be found at the following link: https://law.nd.edu/assets/303223/2019_nd_law_school_writing_poster.pdf
Application Deadline: April 26, 2019

Biunno Scholarship Program

The Essex County Bar Association and its Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in conjunction with the Hon. Vincent J. Biunno Memorial Fund, is pleased to announce the continuation of the Biunno Scholarship program. The scholarship is designed to offer financial assistance to persons with disabilities who are currently attending law school. For an application please stop by the Dean of Students Office, 126 Hughes Hall. 
Application Deadline: May 3, 2019

Judge John R. Brown Award 

The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the twenty-sixth annual Brown Award. The Award honors excellence in legal writing in American law schools. Any law student currently enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States seeking a J.D. or LL.B degree is eligible to submit a paper for the Award. More information about the award can be found at the following link: https://www.brownsims.com/about-brown-sims/affiliations/judge-john-r-brown-award/
Application Deadline: June 3, 2019

The American College of Employee Benefits - Writing Competition

The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel is an IRC Section 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to elevating the standards and advancing the public’s understanding of the practice of employee benefits law.  In pursuit of this goal, the College encourages the study and development of employee benefits laws, initiates professional discussions of significant employee benefits issues and sponsors an extensive list of Continuing Legal Education programs.

In addition to the monetary prizes, the law students who submit the winning papers will be an honored guest at the College's annual black tie dinner in Washington, DC on September 21, 2019.    More information can be found online at https://www.acebc.com/public-docs/ACEBC-Writing-Competition-Announcement-2019.pdf
Application Deadline: June 3, 2019

Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2018-2019

The ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers are pleased to announce their 2018-2019 writing competition. Competition rules can be found on the College website at www.laborandemploymentcollege.org. 
Application Deadline:  June 15, 2019

2019 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize 

A writing competition designed to promote scholarship in the areas of professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence. Rules for the prize writing competition can be found at https://home.innsofcourt.org/burgerprize
Application Deadline: July 1, 2019

2019 Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize

A Scholarly writing competition that honors an outstanding article or book on a topic exploring the tension between civil liberties and national security in contemporary American society. The winner will receive a cash stipend of $10,000. The article or book must be in draft form or have been published within one year prior to the July 1 deadline. As a condition of accepting the award, the winner will present his or her work at Chicago-Kent. All reasonable expenses will be paid. Please submit entries to Ms. Tasha Kincade, assistant to Dean Harold J. Krent, at tkincade@kentlaw.iit.edu. 
Application Deadline: July 1, 2019

2019 William W. Greenhalgh Contest

This Competition is sponsored by Criminal Justice (“Section”) of the American Bar Association (“ABA”), 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654 (the “Sponsor”). The goal of the Competition is to encourage law students to become involved in the Section. It is also intended to attract students to the Criminal Justice practice field, and to encourage scholarship in this field. For more information please visit: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/criminal_justice/awards/writing_competition/
Application Deadline: July 1, 2019

Tannenwald Writing Competition

Named for the late Tax Court Judge Theodore Tannenwald, Jr., and designed to perpetuate his dedication to legal scholarship of the highest quality, the Tannenwald Writing Competition is open to all full- or part-time law school students, undergraduate or graduate.  Papers on any federal or state tax-related topic may be submitted in accordance with the Competition Rules (viewable at http://www.tannenwald.org).
Application Deadline: July 9, 2019